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Exploring the Usama bin Ladin Documents

Posted: 16th May 2012
By: CHRIS
Exploring the Usama bin Ladin Documents

Two weeks ago, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point released a report entitled “Letters from Abbottabad: Bin Ladin Sidelined?” that contained the full text of 17 documents captured in the raid that killed Usama bin Ladin. We’ve since been using Recorded Future to explore those documents.

OBL Social Network
Network of Usama bin Laden from Letters

You can follow all of the updates on our blog Analysis Intelligence blog where we’ve so far published two analyses of the al-Qaeda communications:

There are many avenues to explore in this trove of information, and you can expect updates in the near term with reactions across the blogosphere, network analysis on other regions to compare with the existing analysis on Yemen, and exploration of the Arabic text against the English translation that we’ve used so far.